The #1 Ski Destination in the Eastern United States

Last Updated:
07.28.14 09:38 AM

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Night Skiing: NO
Terrain Park: NO
Tubing: NO

Year Total Snow: 95 in


Winterplace Ski Resort in Ghent, West Virginia

Area Description

Winterplace Resort

Winterplace Ski Resort is a hugely popular ski resort located just two minutes off of I-77 at Exit 28 in Ghent, West Virginia. Visitors love the fact that Winterplace Ski Resort is the most accessible skiing area in West Virginia, even during heavy snow storms. Winterplace features 27 trails, two terrain parks one of the best tubing parks in the region offering 14 lanes of fun, and much more.

Quality fun and convenience is something that Winterplace thrives on. They are very popular with groups and families and visitors always enjoy the full-service Resort Center plus a 10,000-square-foot, mid-mountain facility called The Mountain House with a great mid-mountain food court.

"Fun" is a word often used by visitors. In addition to wonderfully challenging slopes and trails, Winterplace's Snow Tubing area features 16 lanes!

Snowboarders enjoy Winterplace's Terrain Park which always features many hips, tabletops, rails, gaps and more...this year they've added a brand new Terrain Park over on Hickory, just off the top of Chairlift 4, doubling the resort's freestyle space! Lessons and rentals are available.

Learn to Ski at Winterplace Resort Winterplace Lessons

Winterplace Ski and Snowboard School provides a fun and educational experience for skiing and snowboarding guests in a safe, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Winterplace guarantees  you will learn to ski or snowboard or you can take the class again, for free!

Winterplace offers two teaching areas with two Super Carpet lifts, then beginners can move on to chairlifts which offer access to a variety of beginner slopes.

Learn-to-Ski and Snowboard Package

The ultimate entry-level program. Includes beginner lift ticket, equipment rental, and 90 minute group lesson. Weekday lessons are $47.95 for both skiers and snowboarders. Weekend and holiday rates are just $73.95 for both skiers and snowboarders.

Lift, Lesson and Rental Package

Enjoy the full mountain experience with an all day, full mountain lift ticket, equipment rental, and 90 minute group lesson. Lessons available for all levels, from beginner to expert.  Weekday package for skiers is $86.95 and weekend/holiday package for skiers is $99.95. Snowboard package during the week is $99.95 and weekend/holiday package is $117.95.

Ski School Lessons

Group Lessons—Group lessons are available for skiers and snowboarders with all abilities. Groups of eight to ten students can take lessons for 90 minutes for only $27.

Private Lessons

Ultimate learning experience. Classes are 60 minutes and limited to 4 people. Private lessons are available on weekdays and weekends. Private lessons are only $56 and if you’d like to take the lesson with a friend, it is only $28 for each additional person.

Adaptive Program The Adaptive Program is designed for people with visual, hearing impairment, developmental and cognitive disabilities, amputees, cerebral palsy, spina bifida or traumatic brain injury. The lesson duration is a 2 hour minimum. It is recommended that those in this program take two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with a break in between. Reservations are suggested for these lessons as a limited amount of equipment and qualified staff is available!

Lodging Profile

Stay and Ski FREE Package!!

Call us at 800-607-SNOW to find out how to receive FREE lift tickets when you stay at The Resort at Glade Springs or any of our fine lodging partners. The Resort at Glade Springs offers multiple choices in affordable, first-class lodging with great amenities. After a day on the slopes, relax at The Glade Springs Spa with a massage or sauna. Enjoy fine or casual dining at Glades Grill or the Small Talk Cafe.

To take advantage of the Ski FREE! promotion, rooms must be booked through Winterplace Central Reservations or directly with the participating lodging facility. You must present the coupon at the participating lodging facility. Not valid with third-party, on-line reservations (Expedia, Travelocity, etc.), other discounted offers or group rates. Offer subject to change, availability and certain restrictions may apply.

Stay at The Resort at Glade Springs or other fine participating lodging facilities for one night (any Sunday through Thursday night excluding holidays) and SKI FREE! any day Monday through Friday, excluding these holiday periods: December 20 through January 2, 2011; January 15 through 17, 2011; and February 19 through 21, 2011. Offer subject to change and availability and restrictions apply. This offer expires March 31, 2011.

There are ski chalets located on and around the resort and there are several stay and ski packages. Condos, townhomes, luxury homes and vacation rentals are available in the area, many with mountain views.

Winterplace Resort

Featured Lodging

Slopeside Chalets
Winterplace Drive
Winterplace, WV

Ace Adventure Resort
P.O. Box 1168, Oak Hill WV, 25901
304-469-2651 or (toll free) 1-888-ACE-RAFT

Appalachian Inn
Flat Top Mountain Road
Winterplace, WV
304-787-5559 or (Toll Free) 800-231-0054

Cabin in the Woods
P.O. Box 177
Ghent, WV, 25843

Sleep Inn and Suites of Princeton
1015 Oakvale Rd
Princeton, WV, 24740

Foxwood Bed & Breakfast
Ellison Ridge Road, Flat Top, WV 25841

Resort at Glade Springs
255 Resort Drive

Daniels, WV, 25832
Tel. 877-830-4598
Fax: 304-763-3398

Southern West Virginia's premier, full-service, upscale mountain resort includes two championship golf courses, a full-service spa and nautilus fitness center, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and two great restaurants—Glade's Grill & Bar and the Small Talk Café. More than 40 activities, including biking, rafting, guided fly-fishing, sporting clays, and an equestrian center may be enjoyed on this private, 4,100-acre estate.

Winterplace Resort Additional Mountain Notes

A 50 million+ gallon reservoir for snowmaking water supply capable of pumping 7,000 gallons of water per minute is located onsite.

Rental Shop Features:

Rental equipment featuring new top-of-the-line Rossignol shaped skis Snowboards with the step-in and strap-in bindings Demo Center featuring High Performance Equipment from Atomic & Rossignol Snowblades Helmets and bibs Children's Skis and Boots


Mickey's Mountain Café- Mexican and Italian Cuisine Mountain Mama's Food Court Snowdrift Slopeside Lounge The MountainHouse - Mid-Mountain Food Court

Other Information

Free Night Skiing with All Day Lift Ticket Member of the National Ski Patrol System Member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Head To Head Racing available 6,000+ beds in the Winterplace Area